Retain performing ministers, replace others - NATBO tells Buhari

Retain performing ministers, replace others - NATBO tells Buhari

- A pro-Buhari group has urged the president to retain ministers that have served creditably

- The group said the caliber of ministers appointed will determine the performance of the Buhari administration

- The group identified the ministers of power, works and housing, agriculture and transport as those who have performed well

A group, No Alternative to Buhari-Osinbajo (NATBO) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be circumspect in appointing ministers for his second term in office.

National coordinator of the group, Vincent Uba in a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, April 9, said that the caliber of ministers appointed will determine the performance of the administration.

He advised the president that that ministers who had performed excellently in their ministries should be retained while other should be replaced with better alternatives.

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Part of the statement read: “The No Alternative To Buhari-Osinbajo (NATBO) urge Mr President to exercise great circumspect in the composition of his new cabinet.

“This has become necessary in view of the expectations of the populace that the next level slogan of the APC would not just become a mere slogan but a battle cry that will launch Nigeria into unprecedented higher level of security of lives and property, economic growth and development devoid of corruption.

“Having made us proud by his landmark achievements within the last four years, Nigerians, on the 23rd of February, 2019, gave him mandate to continue with the good works.

“In the light of this, we wish to suggest to the president not to tinker with some of the ministers that have performed creditably well during the period under review.

“The success achieved by this administration through the efforts of some ministries is self-evident even to the most unyielding critics,” he said.

Itemising the ministries where great successes had been recorded, Uba said that the agricultural sector had witnessed a revolution that will soon make Nigeria to become self-sufficient in food production, especially in rice cultivation.

He said that the ability to easily source for fertilizers that used to be a herculean task had relieved farmers under the current administration.

He said that in the area of power generation and distribution, infrastructure provision and development, the ministry of power, works and housing had also performed creditably well.

“The transportation ministry is another one that has made this administration stand out in positive light.

“The railway revolution and maritime reforms should earn the ministers in charge of this ministry a re-appointment to avoid disruption of the already recognised good works that require continuity,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Udo Mbu Agoha, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned that the ruling party will die in the south-east if the region is denied Senate president or Speaker in the 9th National Assembly.

Agoha who is also the national president of the South East Consultative Parliament, said the south-east should be rewarded at least for recording 25 percent in the region during the presidential election.

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prove that he is a generous man and use the opportunity to dissuade insinuations that he hates the Igbo.

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